Building Bridges

Building Bridges is an annual symposium organized through a cooperative effort between SovereigNET, K&L Gates, and the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds that focuses on global infrastructure finance and the role of multi-functional roles of sovereign and public investors.

Building Bridges VI: Financing Public Infrastructure in North America: Myths, Risks, Realities

Thursday, October 18, 2018

 The Sixth Annual Building Bridges brings together institutional investors, policy makers, development bankers, service providers, academics, and public-sector partners to examine the various dimensions of infrastructure as a long-term asset class. Our sessions are designed to encourage wide-ranging professional, cross-disciplinary discussion. Four key themes will frame our 2018 program: project origination, engaging the private sector, identifying and mitigating political risk, and the intermediation benefitsand costsof institutional funds.

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SovereigNET members debate the priorities of investment stability versus development at home during the 2014 Building Bridges Conference at K&L Gates Offices in Washington DC.
From left to right: Tom Holt, Patrick Schena, Braden Weinstock, Shahrohk Fardoust, Jennifer Johnson-Calari, Eliot Kalter, Governor Ewart Williams


Learn More About Previous Editions of Building Bridges


Building Bridges V: Sustainable Investing through Infrastructure: Building Portfolios for the Long-term

The central theme of the 2017 symposium was long-term, sustainable infrastructure investment. The discussion explored the role of infrastructure as a long-term asset class through the lens of the “impact”-conscious investor.

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Building Bridges IV: Bridging the Public-Private Divide through Pooled Investment Platforms


The central theme of the 2016 symposium was “Bridging the Public-Private Divide through Pooled Investment Platforms.” The discussion focused on the design of innovative financing platforms to narrow the global infrastructure investment gap.

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Building Bridges III: Innovations in Infrastructure Finance and Investment


The central theme of the 2015 symposium was “Innovations in Infrastructure Finance and Investment.” The discussion focused on the building of successful financing platforms and structures to bridge the infrastructure investment gap and promote the development of well-executed projects with superior investment returns.



Building Bridges II: Engaging the Institutional Investor in Global Infrastructure


The 2014 edition of the Building Bridges symposium examined the burgeoning gap between global infrastructure needs and funding sources and the role of sovereign wealth funds, government pension funds, and other institutional investors in bridging that gap.



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